Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
—Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Webster’s dictionary defines “kind” as sympathetic, gentle, benevolent. Not only does Ephesians 4:32 tie forgiving to kindness, but so does Psalm 86:5, which says, “For Thou, Lord are good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.” . . .